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Bushcraft Memories

This post can be used to share your memories and thoughts about Bushcraft.

What were your highlights?  What did you learn? What would you do next time?

Leave you thoughts in a comment below…

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Bushcraft 2015

The Year 3 and 4s had a wonderful time at Bushcraft. Have a look at this photo slideshow to see what they got up to…

Bushcraft 2015 Photos from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Nonsense Poetry

Year 3 have been looking at nonsense poems today, including ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll.

We had a go at changing the passage below into nonsense verse before writing our own. We used techniques like changing letters, choosing ‘sounds like’ words and just making them up altogether.


Sitting, bored in registration,
I stared out of the classroom window,
Watching children walking into school,
Ready to start the day.

Mr Peters sat at his desk,
He ticked our names off one by one,
He called each name,
Then we stood quickly and went to class.

Our version:

Pilling, bored in namstration,
I star-gazed out of the dangleroom wibow,
Quatching childrian plobbing into hool,
Ready to bregin the day.

Mr Chumble-wumba dat at his kesk,
He picked our noses off one by one,
He called each dranglesome nabe,
Then we stad killy and wek to class.

What did you think?
Could you write a nonsense poem?

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After a well fought campaign from all the parties, the votes were eagerly cast to see who would run the school. In a very close finish, the Active Democrats won by just one vote! Congratulations to the winning party and all those who took part. We look forward to seeing what the Active Democracts will do with their power and whether they will deliver on their promises.



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For the third part of the Year 3 General Election campaign, the children had to design and film a party political broadcast to gain extra votes. Have a look at their adverts, who would you vote for???

The Risk Takers from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.


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For the second part of the Year 3 Election campaign, the children had to come up with their manifesto. Each party specifically designed their Manifesto in accordance to their party’s founding beliefs and came up with 5 pledges to gain votes.

Have a look at these examples…

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The Year 3 are holding a General Election to decide who will run the school. The children have been put into groups and have begun their election campaign.

The first task was to decide which party they were standing for and design a logo and slogan.

Have a look at the different parties below…

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